found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already neutered, housetrained, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, and not good with kids.
UPDATED BIO 12-23-2011: Hi-Ho everyone - Charlie here. It has been a little while since you heard from me, so I figured I should check in and let everyone know how I am doing. I love love love to wander outside and the longer I’m out there, the better I like it. Foster Mom says it helps me to exercise and stimulate my mind. Since I can only see shadows, my other senses are very sensitive and acute. With that in mind, I’ve gotta say that I do not like loud noises. FM plays classical music to me and I like it since its soothing (I also heard that the girlie dogs like a man who listens to classical music, too – whoo-ha!) I think cats are cool, but sometimes dog barks upset me when they are loud. So if you have another dog that is quiet, then that would be ok. FM has discovered my favorite spots to scratch - it’s the tummy, tail, and bum. Ok, so it’s everywhere. My perfect home will be with someone who understands my special needs and accepts me just like I am - awesome and perfect, ready to give lots of love to a permanent home. Please no children, they just don’t understand me. I really wanted a forever home for Christmas, but I think its getting really close, so get on the ball and put your adoption application in – the name’s Charlie – I can be your’s!
UPDATED BIO 11/09/2011: Good News! Charlie saw the doggie eye doctor last week and all of the redness and irritation in his eyes has gone - yippee! The holes that were in his corneas have completely healed as well. He now only needs meds in both eyes 2x a day until the medication is gone. Unfortunately, the doctor didn't think that Charlie will regain any vision in his right eye, the one that had the most trauma; but he feels (and FM concurs) that he can see shadows with his left eye and that is good news.
The liver biopsy indicated that Charlie does have Hepatic Microvascular Dysplasia (MVD) - you can read more about this condition here: http://www.acvs.org/AnimalOwners/HealthConditions/SmallAnimalTopics/HMD/. This particular condition is not correctable by surgery; however, it can be managed with low-protein food and sometimes medication, if needed. Charlie is doing great - he is getting stronger each day. Charlie's perfect home would be one in which there is at least one stay-at-home parent, NO children, and preferably no stairs. He will always be a special needs baby, only because he did have head trauma and we do not know the extent of that. But he can have a long and happy life - to the potential adopters that will just accept him as he is. He gave FM kisses today for the first time - what a thrill! He enjoys walking around the backyard and sniffing everything he comes across. He loves to be cuddled in a blankie like a baby - so sweet! Charlie is only a wee little puppy who so deserves a forever loving home. Will you open your home and heart to Charlie?
UPDATED BIO 10/29/2011: Hi Ho Everybody & Everypuppy - CHARLIE here! Have ya'll missed me? I've been having fun in my new foster home - there are other dogs here and I get along really well with them. I'm getting stronger and don't shake as much as I used to - and that's a good thing! Foster Mom said that Halloween is coming up - what's that? Anyway, she gave me a choice of two costumes - these silly things you are supposed to put on and look goofy. Well, the first one did that - ugh. She dressed me up as a bumble bee, but she couldn't put the antennea on me cuz she said it may hurt my little fragile head. Foster Mom finally came to her senses and put me in something that wasn't so....um......girly, you know, like a bumble bee - what was she thinking? Anyway, this one here is my favorite – leather jacket and kewl camo hat with stars on it, cuz she said that I’m a Star!...........you like it better, too, right? Now, I gotta say that I liked the hat - cuz then you couldn't see my bald head - but FM said that 'Bald is Bad', which means "Bald is Good'.......go figger?
I have been in my new foster home for a week now, and its pretty kewl here. I love to go outside in the puppy play yard and I walk all around and smell everything and water the flowers. FM said that I haven't bumped into one thing yet, so she thinks that I may be able to see shadows. Anudder thing - I'm gaining weight, which is a good thing. She thinks I must weigh about 4.5 lbs now - whoo hoooo! I eat like a little piggy. I will be seeing Dr. Hay - the surgeon that did my surgery - on Friday, and I will also be seeing Dr. Wolf - he's the doggie eye doctor - and he will examine my eyes again to see if I may be able to get anymore vision back. But if you like what you see, why don't you think about adopting me? You already know I'm cute, right? I walk with a little wobble now and then, but hey, I get to where I'm headed and that's all that's important. I'll come to you when you call me, too. I'm a very smart boy and I am paper-trained and also will go potty outside! Later, Charlie xoxoxo